Oxford United goalkeeper shortlisted for Sky Bet League 2 Player Of The Month
Oxford United goalkeeper Ryan Clarke's outstanding form has been recognised as he is shortlisted for the Sky Bet League 2 Player of the Month Award.
Ryan, who celebrated signing a new three year deal with the U's last week, is one of four on the list with the winner being announced on Friday morning.
The top four are:
Ryan Clarke (Oxford United) - goalkeeper
Posted an unblemished record during January with clean sheets in each of his side’s four games. Organised his defence superbly and pulled off a number of saves, none better than an acrobatic stop which earned a point at Exeter.
John-Joe O’Toole (Bristol Rovers) – midfielder
Three goals in four games for the attack-minded midfielder who has been given licence to go forward. His all-action displays during January were highlighted by a 90th-minute volleyed winner against West Country rivals Exeter City.
Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) - striker
Having worked hard to shrug off a hamstring injury, the veteran has allied fitness to his natural strength. His clever hold-up play was supplemented with clinically-taken goals in wins over Accrington Stanley, Hartlepool United and Burton Albion.
Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) – midfielder
Rediscovered his early season form to inspire Chesterfield’s charge to the top of the table. Offered a creative spark and scored in four separate games, including a delightfully-hooked lob in the 3-1 win at Northampton Town.